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Tamara-Anna Cislowska; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Johannes Fritzsch - Into Silence: Gorecki; Part; Pelecis; Vasks (2017)

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Tamara-Anna Cislowska; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Johannes Fritzsch - Into Silence: Gorecki; Part; Pelecis; Vasks (2017)

Into Silence: Henryk Górecki; Arvo Pärt; Georgs Pelēcis; Pēteris Vasks (2017)
Tamara-Anna Cislowska, piano; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Johannes Fritzsch, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 207 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: ABC Classics | # ABC 481 6295 | Time: 01:21:32

This recording from Australian label ABC Classics presents beautiful piano music by Vasks, Gorecki, Part and Pelecis - some of it with orchestra, some of it solo piano. The Pelecis concerto that opens the album is almost completely unknown, and stunning. Tamara-Anna Cislowska's recordings have won, amongst others, the 2015 ARIA Award for Best Classical Album and Gramophone Magazine Editor's Choice. Absorbing simplicity, transcendent serenity, deep spirituality. Into Silence, the new album from pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska, immerses us in the sound world of an extraordinary generation of composers from the Baltics: Henryk Górecki (born Poland, 1933), Arvo Pärt (Estonia, 1935), Peteris Vasks (Latvia, 1946) and Georgs Pelcis (Latvia, 1947).

Louth Contemporary Music Society - A Place Between: Tavener, Part, Silvestrov, Knaifel, Gorecki, Cage (2009)

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Louth Contemporary Music Society - A Place Between: Tavener, Part, Silvestrov, Knaifel, Gorecki, Cage (2009)

Louth Contemporary Music Society - A Place Between (2009)
John Tavener · Arvo Pärt · Valentin Silvestrov · Alexander Knaifel · Henryk Górecki · John Cage

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Label: Louth Contemporary Music LTD | # LCM5901 | Time: 01:04:36
Classical, Contemporary, Spiritual Minimalism

World première recordings of works by John Tavener, Arvo Pärt, Valentin Silvestrov and Alexander Knaifel sit alongside pieces by Henryk Górecki and John Cage on the first recording from a new Irish label operated by noted concert promoters Louth Contemporary Music Society (LCMS). All of these very popular contemporary composers have in various ways been deeply influenced by profound spiritual, religious or cultural encounters, and the disc celebrates them in a moving, magical programme. A Place Between intersperses - to wonderful effect - beautiful works for string quartet (Silvestrov's meditative Ikon, Tavener's deeply moving Ikon of Joy/Sorrow, Pärt's reflective Da Pacem Domine) with two solo piano works (Pärt's uplifting Hymn to a Great City, and Cage’s melodic and expressive In a Landscape). Górecki's memorial for Michael Vyner, Good Night and Knaifel’s mystical O Heavenly King both feature the haunting voice of soprano Patricia Rozario. Silvestrov's 25.X.1893 lullaby is a melancholic and lyrical piece for violin and piano.

Warsaw PO; Antoni Wit - Henryk Gorecki: Concerto-Cantata; Little Requiem; Three Dances; Harpsichord Concerto (2012)

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Warsaw PO; Antoni Wit - Henryk Gorecki: Concerto-Cantata; Little Requiem; Three Dances; Harpsichord Concerto (2012)

Henryk Mikołaj Górecki: Concerto-Cantata; Little Requiem for a Certain Polka
Three Dances; Harpsichord Concerto (piano version) (2012)
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Antoni Wit, conductor
Anna Górecka, piano; Carol Wincenc, flute

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 191 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Naxos | # 8.572872 | Time: 01:09:31

These four works, written between 1973 and 1993, fully reflect Górecki’s expressive variety. The Little Requiem for a Certain Polka, for piano and thirteen instruments, combines a wide range of moods. The Concerto-Cantata, which received its world première from the soloist on this recording, alternates a moving vein of melancholy with a charged, violent energy. The radical, energetic Harpsichord Concerto is heard here in the version for piano, performed by the composer’s daughter. The Three Dances are hugely approachable and full of exciting contrast.

Andrey Boreyko, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Henryk Gorecki: Symphony No. 4, Op.85 (Tansman Episodes) (2016)

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Andrey Boreyko, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Henryk Gorecki: Symphony No. 4, Op.85 (Tansman Episodes) (2016)

Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 4, Op.85 (Tansman Episodes) (2016)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Andrey Boreyko

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 189 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:35:45
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Nonesuch | # 549570-2

Nonesuch Records releases the late Henryk Górecki’s final composition, Symphony No. 4, Tansman Episodes, on January 22, 2016. The recording was made during the 2014 world premiere performance at Royal Festival Hall with co-commissioner London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrey Boreyko. The piece, which pays homage to Górecki’s fellow Polish composer Alexsander Tansman, was incomplete at the time of Górecki’s 2010 death and thus missed its previously scheduled premiere. However the score had precise indications for orchestration, which Górecki’s son Mikolaj, also a composer, used to complete it. The Daily Telegraph said the piece "caps Górecki's reputation as an orchestral composer, but it also contains some surprises. The music … features some brutal juxtapositions of massively powerful music with slow, intimate passages for solo instruments, including prominent parts for piano and organ".